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|System(s): Sega Mega Drive|
|Original system(s): Arcade boards|
|Number of players: 1|
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Fire Mustang (ファイアームスタング) is a 1991 shoot-'em-up for the Sega Mega Drive released exclusively in Japan, and a port of the 1990 arcade game USAAF Mustang. Both versions were developed by NMK; exactly how Taito got the license to a game originally published by the unrelated UPL is unknown.
You play as the pilot of a P-51 Mustang in World War II defeating both the German and Japanese naval air forces. shoots a single shot, while rapidfires; when you fire, you release both an "anti-air" shot straight ahead and drop an "anti-ground" bomb below. fires the "Forcer", a limited-use special weapon. Two types of powerups can improve the main shot (both types at once) or add to your Forcer stock, and there are rare extra life icons hidden somewhere in the game.
Like many NMK games, there are eight stages, and after beating them Mustang has you "loop" into a harder version of itself (only once?). Strangely, losing all lives forces you to continue, so a player needs to be fast about recording their score.
- Produced by: Yousuke Ono
- General Director: Yukio Tomonari
- Program Director: Tamio Merry
- Programer: Kazuhiro
- Music Composer: Hide-Kaz
- Character Designer: Ikezu Kenzi
- Main article: Fire Mustang/Magazine articles.
- Main article: Fire Mustang/Promotional material.
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- Beep! MegaDrive, "June 1991" (JP; 1991-05-08), page 29 (31)
- Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 85 (87)
- Consoles +, "Octobre 1991" (FR; 1991-10-05), page 64/65 (64)
- Computer & Video Games, "August 1991" (UK; 1991-07-15), page 96/97 (96)
- Joystick, "Juillet/Août 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 176
- MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 77/78 (77)
- Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 53
- Sega Pro, "Christmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-12), page 18